Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

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Harper Collins, Aug 2, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition exceedingly rare in a young woman in the 1920s.

She vividly evokes her friendships, love interests, mentors, and the early days of the most important relationship of her life, with fellow student Jean-Paul Sartre, against the backdrop of a turbulent political time.

 

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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter is the first volume of Simone de Beauvoir’s autobiography, and covers her life from early childhood until her days as a student at the Sorbonne. I wanted to read this ... Read full review

MEMOIRS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER

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This autobiography of Mlle. de Beauvoir up to the age of twenty-one is every bit as fascinating as a de Beauvoir novel, largely because she is as absorbed in herself here as a novelist is in his hero ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
25
Section 3
31
Section 4
66
Section 5
97
Section 6
98
Section 7
161
Section 8
171
Section 11
210
Section 12
243
Section 13
251
Section 14
266
Section 15
283
Section 16
300
Section 17
319
Section 18
337

Section 9
197
Section 10
204
Section 19
339
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About the author (2005)

French Existentialist philosopher, novelist, essayist, editor, and groundbreaking feminist Simone De Beauvoir was born in Paris, where she lived most of her life. She was the author of the feminist classic The Second Sex, several volumes of autobiography, and highly acclaimed novels, including The Mandarins, winner of the Prix Goncourt.

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